1 The glory of these forty days
We celebrate with songs of praise;
For Christ, by whom all things were made,
Himself has fasted and has prayed.
2 Alone and fasting Moses saw
The loving God who gave the law;
And to Elijah, fasting, came
The steeds and chariots of flame.
3 So Daniel trained his mystic sight,
Delivered from the lion's might;
And John, the Bridegroom’s friend, became
The herald of Messiah’s name.
4 Then grant that we like them be true,
Consumed in fast and prayer with you;
Our spirits strengthen with your grace,
And give us joy to see your face.
|First Line:||The glory of these forty days|
|Title:||The Glory of These Forty Days|
|Latin Title:||Clarum decus jejunii|
|Author:||Gregory the Great, c. 540-604|
|Translator:||Maurice F. Bell, 1862-1947|
|Scripture:||Exodus 19:20; 2 Kings 2:11; Daniel 6:7; Matthew 1:12-13; Matthew 3:4; Matthew 17:1-9; Mark 1:1-4; Mark 9:2-10; Luke 9:28-39|
|Topic:||Ash Wednesday; Lenten Season; Transfiguration (August 6)(5 more...)|
|Name:||ERHALT UNS HERR|
|Harmonizer:||J. S. Bach, 1684-1750|
|Key:||e minor or modal|
|Source:||Klug's Geistliche Lieder, 1543|